Time lapse GRADE LEVEL TIME REQUIRED Will vary by NPS

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									                                          Time lapse
GRADE LEVEL: 6 - 12                                             PROCEDURE
                                                                1. Students may work alone or in small groups.
TIME REQUIRED: Will vary                                        2. The student should select a visual medium. Some
based on the project selected                                      possible mediums include: video, slides, magazine
                                                                   pictures, natural objects (i.e. live or decaying), or a
SETTING: Classroom                                                 drawing.
                                                                3. Using their chosen medium, the student should
GOAL: To prepare and present a                                     demonstrate a concept of variations, change, or
visual interpretation of some aspect                               adaptations by portraying the same scene over a
of change                                                          period of time. Some examples the students might
                                                                   elect include:
OUTCOMES: At the end of this lesson                             • Photographs of an eroding hillside over a period of
the student will:                                                  time.
• prepare a visual demonstration of change,                     • Seasonal changes – winter to spring
• articulate this change by a presentation, and                 • Succession:
• demonstrate the ability to manipulate the visual                       pond
   medium of his choice.                                                 forest
                                                                         community
KERA GOALS: Meets KERA Goals 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4,                4. The time required for the project will vary according to
1.7, 1.8, 1.10, 1.11, 1.12, 1.13, 1.16, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4,        the project selected. For example, a montage of
2.5, 2.6, 2.9, 2.11, 2.19, 3.3, 3.4, 3.7, 4.2, 4.6, 5.1, 5.2,      magazine pictures will require less time than photo-
5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3                                       graphing the change of seasons.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Our earth is dynamic. The environment has changed
and is still in the process of changing. Land and moun-
tains rise and are destroyed by weathering and erosion.
Climates change. Most change occurs slowly over a
long period of time.

Succession is a term used to describe the ever-chang-
ing environment and the gradual process by which one
habitat is replaced by another. Succession influences
the characteristics and types of plants and animals that
live in an area. As the plants change, the habitat
available to animals changes. As the habitat and food
sources change, the animals must change or migrate to
a new location.

MATERIALS NEEDED
Materials will be determined by the medium chosen:
• Paper
• Crayons, markers, paints, pencils
• Video camera and film
• Still camera and film
• Magazines
                                                                This activity was adapted from “Time Lapse” found in Project Wild, a
                                                                joint project of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
                                                                and the Western Regional Environmental Education Council, Inc.

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